Leopard on TiBook? Rapid Weaver 4.0 needs it.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Skilz34, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Skilz34 macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2003
    I have the 1GHz Ti Book, 15", 1GB PC133 memory, 60GB 4200 RPM drive, Tiger, and it's awesome. Battery is basically dead (10 min). I do typical web/email stuff. I also do some music recording and it works fine. Watching video is difficult on youtube or nbc.com, though.

    I need to upgrade to Leopard as I want to start doing Web Development using Rapid Weaver. The new version of Rapid Weaver requires Leopard.

    So, while I'm planning on purchasing a new machine soon, I wonder if it's worth spending the money to:
    1) buy Leopard for my TiBook (are there performance issues?)
    2) buy a 7200RPM drive (for performance)

    in order to run Rapid Weaver 4.0

    or not.

  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I'd just hold off until you get the new machine ...
  3. kindablue09 macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2009
    Don't do it. My dad tried leopard on what sounds like it your exact same model and it was miserable. Just wait.
  4. MTI macrumors 65816

    Feb 17, 2009
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Leopard seems to run fine on my 1Ghz DVI 15" Powerbook with 1GB ram on everyday apps. I've turned off the "animated" dock features, and most other eye candy since it's the graphics overhead that chokes on the video card in the Ti models.
  5. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    It fine on a TiBook 1Ghz. Turn off widgets and dock and you will be fine.

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